Hagel Approves Funding For Medium Extended Air Defense System

By Sebastian Sprenger / April 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday approved the final funding for the trinational Medium Extended Air Defense System, ending a period of intense haggling over the program's future between Pentagon leaders and critics in Congress, InsideDefense.com has learned. At issue is a fiscal year 2013 appropriation of $381 million that would pay to bring the MEADS development phase to a close. The money was included in a continuing resolution enacted in late March. The law put the defense secretary in...

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